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Subject: Religulous
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:11 AM ET
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It comes out on dvd today!  I love Bill Maher, even when he's obnoxious and arrogant and I don't agree with him, the man has b@lls

  Anyone see his movie Religulous?

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 9:57 AM ET
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Oh yea.  I saw it when it first came out.  I loved it and Bill. 

 

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 2:34 PM ET
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We checked at our local blockbuster and was told it wouldnt be out until next week. We are looking forward to seeing it, it looks great in the pre-views.

T. -
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 4:25 PM ET
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I've got it in my Netflix Queue.  Can't wait.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 9:29 AM ET
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In the queue!

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 10:32 AM ET
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Oops, mea culpa.  It comes out 2/17/09, swapadvd has it listed as 2/10/09.  Darn!

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:16 AM ET
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It's out on dvd now?!  YAY  I've been wanting to see that one...lol

SOON...

Dang it...I just saw the post before mine..lol



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Date Posted: 2/15/2009 6:40 PM ET
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What is it about?

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 2:22 PM ET
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I just got done watching it. It was hilarious. He aproaches everyone from the bible belt of America to a guy in Amsterdam who claims if you smoke pot you will be able to speak to god. I highly recommend it. I am going to have my 14 year old watch it later today. He brings up a lot of the falisies in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions and tries to get people to answer them.

Hannah, here is a link to the trailer http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/06/07/must-watch-bill-mahers-religulous-trailer/

 

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 4:38 PM ET
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I watched the movie again. I would recommend seeing the deleted scenes and monologues on the special features section.  They were great.

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 12:27 PM ET
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lol, did anyone see Maher deliver the Oscar for best documentary?  I thought he did a really good job.

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 12:36 PM ET
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I did!  Did anyone see either Man on Wire or Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World?  Definitely two of the best films I've seen this year.

 

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 12:59 PM ET
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I just watched it the other day..OMG it was hilarious!!!  Loved it!!  I rented it through redbox, but I'm gonna have to addd that one to my collection!

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 9:22 AM ET
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I have not seen it yet but cannot wait.  It was on my list of movies to see in '08, which I sadly didn't get to.

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 9:24 AM ET
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I just watched this movie last night. I am buying this when it comes out. It was amazing.

Isn't it funny how people just freak out..."I don't like where this is going--I'm outta here.."   They are so steadfast in their beliefs but are terrified when asked to explain why they believe what they do. **caution..i may not make sense, my son and I were up until 1 am watching this last night!**    They get so defensive when they are just simply asked.... why do you believe that? 

Years ago, I met this guy and happend to ask him if he believed in God.  When he said no, I was terrifed to even be in his presence. He had red hair and reddish skin... I thought for sure he must be the devil himself.    Wish I could go back and talk to him now. 

It's almost like being in an abusive relationship... you can't see what's going on because you're so blinded and brainwashed.  Until you step out of it and see things from the outside..

I think it points out how scary religion is.  People want it to give them super hero powers or something.

 



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Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:56 AM ET
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It's almost like being in an abusive relationship... you can't see what's going on because you're so blinded and brainwashed.  Until you step out of it and see things from the outside..

Sheila, I think that is the best analasys(sp?) of people so set in the extreme doctrines of religion. I am, now, very open about not being christian and talk with people of other religions about my faith. Many of the people I meet want to know and understand why I believe what i do and what exactly my beliefs are. However, the people i meet that are very self rightous and egocentric in religion especially those like Holly and her mom which believe in that whole Earth is only 6000 yrs old and dinosaurs are fake thing will not talk about other beliefs. They just sit and tell you you are going to hell. I had one woman tell me how horrible of  a parent i am and that she will pray for my kids.. I said dont bother. Usually when someone says i will pray for you, or keep you in my prayers i just thank them. To me prayers are just a form of meditation and can be helpful.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 5:22 PM ET
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Its been my experience that they will tell you what they believe and tell you and tell you till you wanna scream but they wont listen when you tell them what you believe.

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 12:18 PM ET
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I need to buy it, already saw it in the theater twice.
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 4:23 PM ET
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I thought it was a great movie.  I am a Bill Maher fan.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 2:09 PM ET
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Duh I didnt even comment on the movie. I loved it when they were at Jesus land (or whatever that place was) and the Jesus actor was talking to Bill. He was so funny with his responses then.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 2:37 PM ET
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Yeah that Jesus actor was good for a laugh.  I especially liked it when Bill asked him why God doesn't come and get rid of sin or evil in the world (or something like that) and the actor said with a straight face: "He will."  OK - um, when exactly?  Anything more to this answer other than He will?

 

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 2:40 PM ET
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Yeah I love non answers like that.

T. -
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 8:29 PM ET
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Yeah, I think that guy was quoted later as saying something like "Thanks for making me question my faith now, Bill."  LOL  Now his life is so complicated.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 4/16/2009 11:51 AM ET
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I cant imagine anyone wanting the job of JEsus at Jesus Land. WOuld you want to be crrucified every day?

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 12:08 PM ET
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WOuld you want to be crrucified every day?

At least you get to come back.  In related news, Ted Neely is still touring in Jesus Christ Superstar.  He is 66.

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